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Recent research has shown that starting with a small salad curbs your appetite. After eating a 100kcal salad (lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, celery, cucumber. Two tablespoons fat-free cheese, three tablespoons fat-free dressing) the women studied ate an average of 12% fewer calories than if they'd just had pasta for lunch.

Drinking water before eating curbs appetite: Drinking water before a meal appears to curb the appetite, according to researchers at Virginia Tech.

The researchers reported the findings of a study they conducted involving overweight and obese people in the journal of the American Dietetic Association.

The study was discussed recently at a forum on drinking water in Frankfurt. The overweight and obese people, who took part in the study, drank a half litre of water before breakfast. Their calorie intake during breakfast sank by about 75 calories. Over the course of a year, this equals


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